Paintings in movies?

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  1. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So, I am trying to come up with a list of paintings that were props in movies.

    Like the Vigo Painting in Ghostbusters 2.

    I am just drawing a blank (no pun intended) :)

    What else is there?
     
  2. Mike J.

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    The painting the Vigo painting turns into with the four guys & the baby...

    There's a painting in Grand Budapest Hotel...

    There's a painting or two in Mortdecai.

    A few real DaVinci paintings in Angels & Demons, right? One of those Dan Brown movies...

    The painting on a panel of the knight completing the 'leap of faith' from Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade...

    Murals on the wall of the visitors' center dining room in Jurassic Park.
     
  3. Probe Droid

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    Art from Monuments Men?

    Also there's a cute film with Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman, and Bill Macy called The Maiden Heist that features paintings.

    Goodfellas also has the horrible paintings done by Tommy's mother, 2 dogs in a rowboat or some crazy thing like that.

    Not a film but the "Kramer" on Seinfeld.
     
  4. PHArchivist

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    Picard's ancestor in Generations.
     
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    Remake of the Thomas Crown Affair
     
  6. Jacco111

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    I think most movies feature paintings, but not that many use famous paintings as a plot device.

    These paintings used in movies come to mind:

    - several Picasso's in Titanic
    - The Seurat painting in Ferris Bueler's Day Off
    - Some classic paintings in V for Vendetta
    - La Guernica in Children of Men

    And in both Skyfall and House of Cards, there are scenes in front of paintings in museums.
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  7. PHArchivist

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    Harry Potter
     
  8. PHArchivist

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    Just saw a clip from Yankee Doodle Dandee with Cagney dancing down a grand stair case lined with 5-6 paintings.

    Not sure if that strikes your interest...
     
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    Drew Barrymore's portrait drawn by Leonardo da Vinci in the movie EverAfter.
     
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  11. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good stuff, thanks!

    Long story short. I work at Vistaprint and we are going to be expanding our canvas print offerings and part of that is doing a *lot* of internal testing. So, that means I have to come up with lots if different ideas, and I didnt want to just do anything and waste them :)

    Thanks everyone for the feedback :)
     
  12. Magnum1911

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    The Seine at Argenteuil by Monet was used as the painting representing the title of 2001's Vanilla Sky
     
  13. PHArchivist

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    The Khalo-esque painting in Magnum's apartment.
     
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  14. robn1

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    There's the cemetery paintings from the Night Gallery pilot
     
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    Not exactly what you're looking for but an interesting bit about paintings and movies.. There was a painting that had been missing since 1928 in the movie Stuart Little. An art historian just happen to be familiar with the piece, and just happen to watch the movie with his daughter one day and noticed it.
     
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    Of course, there's always the paintings from The Haunted Mansion, movie or ride.
     
  17. Atarian

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    My personal favorite are these Freddy Kreuger paintings from Wes Craven's New Nightmare. I replicated them a while back, so I'm gonna throw in a little plug. I'll remove it if it isn't cool.

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    My replicas
     
  18. Jedifyfe

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    My favorite painting of ALL TIME!!!!...

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    Fairly recent, but the title Woman in Gold,and in terms of V for Vendetta, I would love to see a print of ​God Save the Queen
     
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    The Cylon War in nuBSG.

    Wes
     
  21. Mike J.

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    The Cylon War.
     

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  22. PHArchivist

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    James Dean puts his foot through a painting in Rebel Without A Cause.
     
  23. Droidboy

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    Marc Chagall's La Mariée from Notting Hill
    Ellis Wilson's Funeral Procession from The Cosby Show
    Ernie Barnes' Sugar Shack from Good Times

    are probably my favorite art in tv/film
     
  24. Mike J.

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    Almost forgot the ruined Whistler's Mother in "Bean." 8U)
     
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    No love for Dorian Gray?

    And, actually...television, not movies, but what of Van Gough's study of the Tardis exploding?
     
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    Batman art museum scene

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  27. Rik1138

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    There's a huge Zaphod Beeblebrox painting in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie. (in the Heart of Gold ship)
    A couple of paintings are used in the story in 1408 (not just background pieces).
    Drew Barrymore paints a whole bunch of caricatures of Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates.

    Those are ones that just popped into my head...
     
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    Kryten's portrait of Rimmer from Red Dwarf.
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  29. Mike J.

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    I know Bruce White. He is a friend, and he does AMAZING work!
     

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